It is mandatory for either of spouses to be resident of this state for 6 months prior to file for the divorce case. Further, the same person has to be living in the county immediately one month before filing the case. There is a time period of 120 days in this regard that starts once the defendant gets the papers.
Courts in Wisconsin give the divorce only if the case is based on valid reason. Wisconsin considers the irretrievable breakdown to marriage as the only valid reason. Following causes may give rise to this irretrievability to the marriage:
Whatever the reason it is, both the spouses are required to agree with it and must validate it later on.
Following factors help in determination of the child custody either on sole parent based or joint custody.
Wisconsin is considered to be a state of community property. It divides all the marital property of spouses in two equal halves. It does not consider the distribution of separate properties held by both spouses or any other gifts and inheritances. Following are the determinants for distribution of property.
Either of spouses may be ordered to pay for the maintenance for the other spouse. This amount of support can be determined on the basis of following factors:
Court may take the spousal support and child support under one account of family support section.
Either one or both parents may have to pay for the childcare expenses that can be determined on the basis of following factors:
Official guidelines for the child support have been formulated by the state that is utilized to determine the amount. However, if this amount comes out to be unjust for either of parents, then courts may reconcile their figure to come up with a fair one.
Courts have the rights to suggest mediation for both of spouses if it feels the chances of reconciliation. Moreover, if the issue of child custody is involved, then this mediation becomes essential for both the parents. Request for the mediation can also be made from either of parties.
There is no need of a lawyer when applying for divorce in the state of Wisconsin. A divorce case which is filed without any help of an attorney in any of the states is known as Pro Se Divorce.
Literally, Pro Se is a Latin phrase and it means "on her or his own". Process of getting the divorce without the help of lawyer may vary from one State to another. These types of divorces are perfectly legal and enforceable in Wisconsin, and are actually very convenient. Usually, once settlements have been made regarding property distribution and custody matters among the spouses in case of a mutual divorce, Pro Se Divorces are filed.
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